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It’s been over a year since the seventh-generation 2015 Sonata was unveiled but the wait for the second-generation 2016 Sonata Hybrid version and Hyundai’s first-ever Sonata Plug-in Hybrid may have been worth it. Hyundai seems to think so and last week made their first media drive a special affair by inviting successive waves of journalists […]

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When released this fall, Hyundai’s 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid will raise the bar where it counts the most among in-class competitors with 25-percent more all-electric range. The PHEV will also uniquely come with what is tantamount to having its own built-in quick charger – a function enabling the gas engine to replenish the battery on […]

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Hybrids tend to be synonymous with excellent fuel economy, but that doesn’t mean all hybrid vehicles are gas sippers. At the top end of the scale sits the Toyota Prius. A hybrid with one of the best gas mileage ratings, its combined 50 mpg is far above many gas-only vehicles. At the other end however, […]

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The public will get its first look at Tesla Motor’s new electric car as early as next spring, the carmaker revealed, with deliveries to follow in 2017. CEO Elon Musk announced earlier this month that the Tesla Model 3 release date has been set for midyear of 2017. The sedan’s official debut has also been […]

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When you look at Tesla Motors, what do you see? Do you see a surfer precariously riding a 75-foot wave for as long as it will last? Or do you see an almost heroic company dedicated purely to electric cars intended to drive a spear into petroleum-centric transportation’s heart? Or, as has also been written, […]

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What we absolutely know for certain about the i5 is that it is a potential future car to be made by BMW. OK, we can say a few more things than only that, but will try to avoid blurring the distinction about what “will” be and what could be. Market Position The i5 was reported […]

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With more than three-dozen hybrid cars on offer in the U.S. today and at least a dozen under the national average new car price of $33,560, consumers have plenty of choices. If price is your priority we’ll give you the shortlist , but bear in mind total ownership and operational costs are part of a […]

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It was a sweet deal while it lasted. But generous incentives that deprived government coffers of tax money and escalated Norway EV sales to one out of every four new cars purchased are being trimmed following negotiations by government leaders who’ve agreed something had to give. Last month Norway reached a goal of 50,000 plug-in […]

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Toyota is gearing up for a historic occasion with launch of its Mirai fuel cell car in eight California dealerships this October. Order taking is to begin this summer along with test drives for preferred customers. As expected, the dealers are chosen based on experience with advanced technology vehicle sales and because they are proximal […]

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Borrowing a description from one of dozens of awards received, Chevrolet says its first-generation Volt was a “moonshot” so in what way has the 2016 Chevy Volt been improved in order to top that glowing description? Now that we know pricing starts at $33,995 for the base 2016 LT, $38,345 for the LTZ, and GM’s […]

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